201 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON
UPDATE!: I'm sure we are all looking forward to getting our (board) game on tonight and enjoying some lovely company and great noms. Unfortunately the Weather Network has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for this afternoon and evening and is warning that it is looking like the most severe storm of the year. While we hate to cancel events, especially at the last minute, it is for the best that we all avoid unnecessary travel during what may turn into a hailstorm and so tonight's board game night at Bampot has been cancelled. Our apologies to those who signed up, we hope to make it up to you next week, same time, same place! We hope everyone has a fun and safe night and we'll see you all next Tuesday!
For everyone who requested smaller weekly board game gatherings this event is for you! This will be our first reoccurring event @ Bampot Bohemian Tea House! Toronto's first bohemian tea house, board game room and hookah lounge. The tea & food is so delicious <3
Special thanks to the owners Mark & Andrea Newell for letting us use the venue :]
WHAT IS A BOHEMIAN TEA HOUSE?
The Czech tea house tradition was started by a group of committed tea enthusiasts who continued to illegally import, brew, and sample tea during the communist era. After the Velvet Revolution these daring souls opened up shop in Prague, and their passion for tea and its surrounding culture sparked what is now a major industry in the Czech Republic. Today the country, which is less than 1/10th the size of the province of Ontario, is home to more than 300 tea houses. After two visits to Prague to tour these tea rooms, their immense popularity is no mystery to us. The majority of customers seem to find there is something beyond the benefits of mere tea drinking that come with visiting a tea house. Some have described it as a sense of ‘sanctuary’, while others say they love getting away from the usual noisy, bustling atmosphere you find in a crowded bar or a modern, laptop-filled coffee shop. All of the staples for creating this type of ‘magic’ space are in evidence at Bampot: there is warm lighting, comfortable seating, a plethora of unique teas, affordable yet delectable food, games to play, tobacco-free hookahs to smoke, and above all an unhurried mode of operations that lets you order, lounge and leave at your own pace.
From the steamy depths of Assam, to the lofty peaks of Yunnan, Bampot stocks a dazzling array of the finest loose leaf teas in the world. We take the time to sift through the offerings of each year’s harvest so that we can offer you nothing but the best. Black teas are available from every region and in every flavour imaginable, and we also have an extensive and frequently-updated collection of green, oolong, and white teas. Our herbal and fruit infusions will come as a pleasant surprise to those trying to avoid caffeine – no bland, watery, faintly floral cups of hot water here. With more than 30 blending components to work with we’ve developed some truly memorable brews that will drive thoughts of black tea right out of your head. Most of our tea is served in teapots with a small drinking bowl, which allows you to drink at your own pace while the tea stays warm. Other options include mate gourds, Japanese shiboridashi teapots, and iced teas.
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